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Kenneth J. Clark

Kenneth J. Clark, age 95, passed away from a heart attack at his home Saturday evening, June 20.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Rose Clark, two brothers — Matthew and LeRoy Clark, one sister — Catherine Johnson, and his former wife, Ruth Davis Clark.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Chris, one son, David (Cathy) of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandson Dana of Tampa, Fla.; granddaughter Mia (Ron) Reinhart of Safety Harbor, Fla.; great-grandchildren Payton and Tyler Reinhart, Brett Clark of Palm Harbor, Kristopher (Shelby) Clark of Clarksville, Tenn.; great-great-grandchildren Jaxson and Brantley, several nieces and nephews and his precious little Peppi of 18 years.

Ken was most proud of his World War II service in the Merchant Marines where he served as a pharmacist’s mate and ships’ purser and was honored to take part in one of the Honor Flights. In his younger days, he was involved in local politics; Ken loved the business world and sold real estate with his son, David, until he turned 80. Ken enjoyed volunteering and helped out at Howard Young, Lakeland Pantry, and St. Matthias Thrift Shop for many years.

When Ken’s life began to slow down he enjoyed playing nickel slot machines, feeding the wildlife in his backyard, and spending time with his wife and little dog. Ken’s hearty laugh was contagious and he was already ready with a joke or story. He was blessed with a wonderful family, a long, healthy life and was always grateful for each and every day. 

Ken will rest in the memorial garden at St. Matthias Episcopal Church — a memorial celebration of Ken’s life will be held via Zoom and Facetime sometime in July. Bolger Funeral Home is servicing the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Matthias Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 936, Minocqua, WI 54548.


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